"Everyday people have the power to change the world"
MiiR and One Day’s Wages, a grassroots organization committed to ending extreme global poverty, are like old friends. We first partnered for clean water in 2011, and time and time again One Day’s Wages has connected MiiR’s dollars to trustworthy nonprofits implementing sustainable clean water systems for people in developing countries.
Today, that’s over $200,000 invested across 14 countries (plus one giving trip to Myanmar). This collective work is directly impacting the lives of 80,000 people.
Here’s a look into our current projects with One Day’s Wages:
Photo credit: Melissa Pack
Clean water in Uganda with The Adventure Project
MiiR’s Contribution: $40,000
4,000 people will gain access to clean water
Installing 10 taps across 4 communities
27 jobs created
Clean water in Nicaragua with El Porvenir
MiiR’s Contribution: $15,000
151 people will gain access to clean water
Installing a piped water system and 36 household latrines
Incorporating a two year hygiene and health education program
Implementing a fee collection system to fund ongoing maintenance and repairs
Solar-powered rainwater harvesting system in Ghana with H2O for All
MiiR’s Contribution: $12,500
500 people will gain access to clean water
Installing one solar-powered rainwater harvesting system
Clean water in 7 Cambodian villages with Neverthirst
MiiR’s Contribution: $5,000
7,500 people will gain access to clean water
Purchasing 18 filter molds
Installing 1,500 biosand filters made from locally available materials
Incorporating health trainings
Community ownership demonstrated through $5/per family contribution toward filter cost
If you’re passionate about social justice, chances are high you’ll resonate with One Day’s Wages’ work. In addition to clean water One Day's Wages addresses maternal health, children's education, girls' empowerment and more. Learn more about them (and calculate your one day’s wages!) here.
In this video shot in December 2015, MiiR Founder & CEO Bryan Papé and One Day's Wages Founder Eugene Cho reflect on MiiR water project #12 in Myanmar in partnership with World Concern.
[Featured photo: Taken by MiiR CEO Bryan Papé in Myanmar, a school girl from the Chan Thar Kone community holds up a glass of filtered water from a rainwater collection pond.]